Sunday, December 14, 2008

Andrew's Scrappy Bargello done!

Yay! My brother's Christmas present is done, with a couple of weeks to spare! I am pretty happy the way it turned out. I decided to just do straight line criss cross machine quilting...(does this have a name?). Many thanks to Jacquie at Tall Grass Prairie Studio for her advice and to Bonnie at Quiltville for the free pattern!




And whenever I have time I have been handquilting my BIQR floor scrap quilt. I designed this celtic knot but I am not big on marking my quilts, I usually eyeball it.



But with this pattern I can't even draw it on paper without making a bit of a mess of it and it turns out all uneven. So I came up with making templates of the inner shapes and handquilting around them and then just eyeballing the rest.
Unfortunately, I should have spaced them farther apart, so that my double lines don't get too narrow, and I also had to take care that they looked like they were inter weaving.





8 comments:

sewnut said...

great plan for the templates. I have enjoyed Bonnie's scrapbusting patterns.

Carol E. said...

I just finished a scrappy bargello top! Aren't they great? I'm going to have a long-armer quilt mine.

belinda said...

i love this quilt.....i have one of these on my 'want to' list...and i'm very impressed with your hand quilting!

YankeeQuilter said...

Aren't the scrappy bargello quilts fun to make! I'm sure it will be well loved...

Gillian said...

I love your way of using shapes to indicate the quilting design. That's new to me and seems like a stroke of genius.

Magpie Sue said...

Well, you're doing more than I would with your fancy border quilting! Good for you :- )
And congrats on the early finish on brother's quilt!

Cher said...

love how you came up with your own approach to handquilting template.
it can be tricky but what well worth it. love your brothers quilt-terrific job!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Congrats on the bargello finish - it looks great. what a wonderful present. I love the hand quilting you're doing, especially how you're winging it with a bit of guidance.